Student Services Newsletter, 9/19/17

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:59pm

What You Need to Know


Sept 21                        Schools & Offices Closed

Sept 22                        Schools Closed for Students - Professional Learning Day

Sept 22                        ACT Registration deadline for 10/28 Test

Sept 26                        Regional Financial Aid Night at Hammond HS - 7:30 pm

Sept 27                        Regional Financial Aid Night at Centennial HS - 7:00 pm

Sept 27                        SAT Late Registration deadline (late fee) for 10/7 Test

Oct 1                            FAFSA applications open

Oct 1                            CSS Profile applications open

Oct 4                            HCPSS Transition Fair & Career Expo at Wilde Lake HS – 5-8 pm


October 1- CSS Profile application opens
What is the CSS Profile?
The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid.
Visit the following link to learn more about the CSS Profile application:


ATTN:  Marriotts Ridge High School Seniors

RE: 2018 Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program

The Marriotts Ridge Social Studies Department will nominate one senior to be eligible for participation in the 2018 Maryland Student Page Program.  Applicants must:

  • be graduating seniors. 
  • have signed parental/guardian permission.
  • be enthusiastic about government, politics, law, or community service and show a demonstrated interest in state government.
  • be mature and able to engage with fellow pages and authority figures.  

In addition to the above criteria, applicants must write a one page essay that demonstrates why they would be the best representative of Marriotts Ridge High School and Howard County as a Maryland Page. 

Completed applications are due to Mr. Malt in room 200 by 2:15 on Monday, October 9, 2017.

The Social Studies Faculty of MRHS will review the applications and select one student to move forward. This student will then need to interview with the HCPSS Social Studies Curricular Office. Only six students from all Howard County schools will be chosen.

Please follow these links for the application and more information:

2018 MD Student Page Program Brochure

2018 MD Student Page Program Application

Contact Mr. Malt via email ( or phone (410-313-5568)



HCPSS Transition Fair & Career Expo

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

5-8 pm @ Wilde Lake High School

Learn about options available to young adults receiving special education services and transition planning for life after graduation.  Want more information? Click here for the flyer. 


The SAT and ACT are boring exams, but learning to ace them doesn't have to be. At Catalyst, we take the actual SAT and ACT every time they are given to gain insider knowledge of these exams, and we pass our expertise to students with patience, understanding, and a welcome sprinkling of humor and creativity.

Catalyst’s two-day SAT Bootcamp arms students with go-to strategies for every question they’ll face on the day of the test so they can march into the SAT with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind.

SAT Bootcamp at Marriotts Ridge High School

Saturday, September 30th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  AND  Sunday, October 1st, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(Students attend both days.)

Tuition is just $175. To enroll visit and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, September 27th.



The “Directory of Mental Health Services in Howard County,” provided by the Howard County Mental Health Authority, is available to the public and can be found at the following link:


CRISIS TEXT LINE – Text START to 741-741 

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